STEM in Society Minor

STEM in Society History Minor/Certificate

STEM in Society History Minor/Certificate

Interested in STEM fields?  Find out how science, technology, engineering and environment, medicine and quantification have shaped the world we live in today!

The new STEM in Society minor/certificate bridges humanities and the sciences to

  • examine how and why science, technology and engineering, environment, medicine and quantification have changed from the ancient world to the present day
  • consider how this past matters to the present and future, from both American and global perspectives
  • reveal what is often hidden in 21st-century understandings of STEM: behind scientific discovery, technical innovation, and medical advancement is a complex history of successes, failures, controversies, and unintended ecological consequences

The STEM in Society minor is especially well suited for undergraduates in SAS, Engineering, SEBS, Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Bloustein School, and SCI.

Requirements: 6 courses for the minor and 5 courses for the certificate.  No prior History coursework is necessary. 

 

If you are interested in pursuing the STEM in Society Certificate, please complete the pdf Declaration Form (47 KB) and submit it to Anuja Rivera in Van Dyck Hall, Room 111 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that the Declaration Form is only being accepted via email at this time.

 

Take cutting-edge courses on histories of science, technology/technoscience, environment/envirotech, and health, including:

506:226 Contemporary Challenges in International Health

506:227 Health, Culture, and Society

506:233 History of the Future

506:247 The Seas around Us: Ocean History in Global Perspective

506:250 Science, Collecting, and Power

506:321 Disease in History

506:325 Living on the Edge: Human Societies in Extreme Environments

506:249 Climate Politics: A Deep History

506:251 Science and Society

506:254 History of Oil

508:328 History of Health and Healing in Africa

512:121 Health and Environment in the U.S

512:229 History of Medical Ethics

512:322 Drugs: A Social History

512:235 Accidents & Disasters in the US & the World

512:237 Data: A Social History

512:329 Technology & Nature in American History

880:210 The Edison Effect: Technological Innovation in American Culture

 

Contact STEM in Society faculty advisors to learn more:

Professor James Delbourgo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Professor Jamie Pietruska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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